The Parish of Saint Matthew: The Episcopal Church of Pacific Palisades

Small Groups at St. Matthew's

Emmaus Vision

The Small Groups Ministry at Saint Matthew's is dedicated to the development and growth of the individual through small groups. These groups provide a safe environment for people to experience personally Christ’s presence and power through weekly gatherings devoted to caring, fellowship, study, prayer, worship and outreach. Small groups are committed to fostering not only the spiritual growth and transformation of individuals, but also the spiritual growth and transformation of the entire parish.

We call our small group ministry Emmaus, and it is structured in three 10-week covenant periods: fall, winter and spring. We also have groups that meet at special times of the year such as Lent and summer. Emmaus groups meet weekly, usually for about an hour and a half. The environment is relaxed and informal. Each group chooses its own topic of study, ministry projects and each has its own distinctive character.

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Find your place in an Emmaus Group!

Emmaus Small GroupsEmmaus is a great way to get to meet new people, get to know your fellow parishioners, and learn more about God in your life.


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